Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.

Psalm 68:5-6

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Mommy is missing you today sweet baby girl... almost more than I can bear. Mimi made this for you yesterday. Gavin and I hung it up in your room. Oh how we long to hold you tight!

Daddy and I decided to give you the nickname "Essie" instead of "Ellie". I guess that's what happens when we have years to think about it:) We think it will suit our little princess just fine. Now if we could just get you home so we could begin our life together...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Praise the Lord!

Jean Marie is home!!! Praise the Lord! It still seems crazy to look at a pic of him with Gavin instead of Esther. They really weren't sure what to think of eachother. I'm sure they'll be best buds before we know it:) There's just enough space in this photo to plop Esther in the middle to complete the "3 Musketeers". I can only imagine the mischeif they will all be getting into together soon enough!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

One Less Orphan:)

Esther's cousin, Jean Marie, is coming home!!! His Daddy left early this morning for Haiti. His family is excitedly preparing for his arrival tomorrow evening! It all seems so surreal. He will celebrate his 4th birthday on January 15th. What a wonderful celebration that will be!!! We're looking forward to the day when these 2 precious babes will reunite here in the US. I know one lil girl who will surely be missing her friend until that day comes!